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The international contest aims to discover new photographic talent and give a global audience to their work.

Last year’s Renaissance Photography Prize raised £40,000.

Judges have chosen the best shots from thousands submitted.

The finalists and shortlisted entries are due to go on show at the Getty Images Gallery in London from 17-28 November.

Profits from the competition, now in its eighth year, will be donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK.

The winner of the Single Image and Series categories will each win £1,000.

Judges included Diane Smyth, deputy editor at the British Journal of Photography; and Madeleine Penny, freelance picture editor at The Sunday Times Magazine.